PANL 5702 W - Social Entrepreneurship

Web course
The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

The theory, leadership and management of social entrepreneurship, from evaluating the opportunity through implementation. Includes assessment of startup strategies, raising funds, assessing risks, legal aspects, marketing ideas, managing resources and growth, and creation of socially responsible models.

CRN for section W: 14231

Instructor: Omar Ramroop

Omar Ramroop

About the instructor: Having held leadership roles in the private, public, and social sectors, Omar’s social entrepreneurship course focuses on tri-sector collaboration. Students engage in rich conversation via the course's modular discussion forums while receiving ongoing feedback on their ideas for launching a social venture in Canada or abroad. The course ultimately culminates in a professional social venture business plan and multimedia venture pitch and presentation.

With a multicultural background and strong belief in the power of diversity to overcome adversity, Omar is a global citizen that naturally connects with people from all walks of life around the world. As a pioneer of social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Canada, Omar co-founded the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ontario, working closely in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Office for Social Enterprise. He uses multiple perspectives to take a holistic approach to educate and teach the next generation of leaders, managers, and change-makers to meaningfully engage stakeholders to discover, explore, and create collaborative solutions to complex business and social challenges.

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